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Death concealment trial starts Monday

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

Dawson, GA (WALB) –  A Terrell County woman will go on trial next week charged with murdering her newborn and concealing the death.

Investigators think Samantha Jesse burned the baby's body in the fireplace of her home.

Jury selection is expected to begin Monday. GBI agents spent Christmas Eve 2008 using cadaver dogs to sift through debris at the Trans-Waste dump site on Highway 82 in Terrell County.

The Terrell County Sheriff's office got a tip that then 21-year-old Samantha Jessie had been pregnant.

When investigators questioned her about no longer being pregnant she couldn't account for the child.

The search at Trans-Waste turned up nothing, but bone fragments found in the fireplace led investigators to charge Jessie with murder.

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